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October 31, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Heath & Co. 7-inch "Hezzanith" Sextant

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2857MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: October 31, 2015 10:00AM


Heath & Co. 7-inch "Hezzanith" Sextant, Serial no. 70, London, England, black pierced frame, quick-release index arm marked Hezzanith Endless Tangent Screw Automatic Clamp, brass arc engraved Heath & Co. New Eltham, London, S.E. 9 with inset silvered scale calibrated 0-130, vernier knob calibrated 0-55 for fine adjustment, sun shades, horizon mirror, all in a fitted mahogany box with certificate of examination reading in part: The "Hezzanith" Instrument works Sextant No. R 70, with additional eyepiece, brush, and, screwdriver, and original bill of sale.

Provenance: David Grice of Marlborough, Massachusetts, World War II veteran.

Note: This instrument's original bill of sale came from F. Smith & Son, Nautical & Scientific Instrument makers, 23 Oxford St. Southampton, and dated September 8th, 1946.

Estimate $200-400

overall very good condition, laminate top and bottom of box.

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David Grice, United Kingdom, London, Marlborough, Southampton